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01-18-2013, 01:42 PM
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Sidney the Kidney
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Originally Posted by scott99 View Post
Mark Eaton II ?
Perhaps Eaton before injuries and age caught up to him. Pens fans were hoping he'd become Scuderi II. So he's that type (perhaps not EXACTLY, but that type) of defenseman.

Let there be no mistake, Brian Strait will likely never be a star. He probably won't ever be a top four blueliner. But I believe he's got the ability to play solid minutes on a team's bottom pairing (or be the defensive conscience on a team's second pairing) for a long time.

If you're looking for offense, or if you're looking for the big hit, or the nasty crease clearer, you're out of luck. But if you simply want someone who is positionally strong, and can give you safe and steady performance in the defensive zone, Strait's your man.

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